Jesse M

Jesse M
Shoe Size:N/A
Skier Type:Type III - Aggressive
Ski Frequency:25 - 50 days / year
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My Skiing

Lifelong skier (telemark) who recently went to the dark side and got AT gear. I have gotten hooked on skimo racing as a means to improve my fitness and ability to try more committing things in the mountains.

My Gear

Dynafit PDG skis and boots plus their low tech bindings for racing and now pretty much everything.

Recent Posts

I'd like to add two things to the above positive reviews, all of which I agree with. Durability. The cuff pivot on the Alien is user maintainable. This is a big improvement over boots with just a rivet in this location which just loosens over time introducing slop into your downhill mode. With access to the right equipment you can repress this rivet but that is a huge inconvenience compared to just using a few tools you already have on hand. Other important moving parts on the Alien are also field maintai...
The Toe Shift plates are a great addition to Speed Rad/Turn bindings to reduce ramp angle and add a few more boot sizes to the options these bindings heel adjustments allow for. It would be overkill for most non rental situations for a single user. However, I got these for some skis that my kids will use and as they grow the bindings can now grow with them! They would also be a good idea in situations where you may lend out skis to visiting friends. A small investment would make your setup a lot more versat...
Agreed. The screws seem to stay tight after abuse in the resort and some really rough use in the backcountry in very hard snow conditions.
The skins seem very light weight (more so than Pomocas? No gram scale here- kinda subjective) and glide great right out of the box. They climb like champs as well. On the other hand, I suspect the glue is not quite as good as Coletex and Pomoca (not to mention BD Gold). I began to see some balling of the glue after a few days of use while the aforementioned brands dont seem to show this for some time. Also, the tip bungee system is not that great. The bungee material is very thin and so they easily max out ...
A great spring skiing tool. It is a great ski pole. Balance, durability, comfort all leave no room to complain. The reason you buy it though is for the pick. That has been only psychological protection so far which is nice but it has allowed me to venture with a little more confidence to places where I would have paused last year. The features I like best are: -Wrist strap is very comfortable and ergonomic either in traditional ski pole grip position or in "piolet canne" (hand on top of tool). The st...

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